Although we might not show an available table at your preferred time, we suggest you call the restaurant at 303.640.FISH (3474) to take advantage of possible chef counter seating or last minute cancellations.
Parties of five or more should call us directly for reservations. 303.640.FISH (3474)
Winner of the James Beard Foundation award for best chef southwest 2013
Semifinalist outstanding chef 2016
passion, creativity and attention to detail are the engines that drive any restaurant. Executive Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski and General Manager/Owner Beth Gruitch lead the team at Rioja. Read more about them below:
Cooking started at a young age out of necessity for Jasinski. Growing up in a single-parent household with two siblings who all took turns cooking, Jasinski developed a knack for following recipes and creating her own, until eventually, it was always her turn to cook.
When people say the restaurant business is in your blood, Beth Gruitch is a believer. Her great grandparents, three generations before her, must have passed down the gene.
It can’t be faked. You know it when you see it. And smell it. And taste it. Fresh is everything. At Stoic & Genuine, fish, oysters, and happiness are flown in daily. This is the newest restaurant from the Crafted Concepts team of Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, who have already made their mark on Denver with Rioja and Bistro Vendôme.
We are a multi-coastal seafood house and oyster bar committed to impeccably-sourced, sustainable, creative seafood preparations, located in Denver’s newly renovated historic Union Station. An exhibition kitchen opens up to a fresh raw bar with offerings that update constantly. Join us in the bar for a refreshing granita, craft and classic cocktails, or select from our estate wine list. Above all, enjoy fresh seafood flown in daily. No ocean. No worries.
Nestled in Denver’s revitalized Historic Union Station, Stoic & Genuine is intimate, energetic and alive. An inspired design includes a sand fence screening, fishing net glass floats, inventive banquette and bar seating, and a 40 seat patio that overlooks the majestic Union Station plaza fountain.